Famous Catch Phrases

Famous Catch Phrases from TV and Movies


One of the great things about pop culture is being able to reference a movie or TV show through famous catch phrases. It’s a great way to break the ice around strangers or to have a laugh with friends. Although using catch phrases can sometimes seem a little corny, one can certainly have fun reminiscing over media that once, and still does, capture a sense of instantaneous recognition and relation from viewers and/or listeners. Take a look at the following lists of famous catch phrases from television and movies.


Famous Catch Phrases from TV Shows


“I’m Rick James!” – Dave Chapelle from Chapelle’s Show

“Eat my shorts!” – Bart Simpson from The Simpsons

“I’m a doctor, not a…” – Leonard McCoy from Star Trek: The Original Series

“Yada, yada, yada…” – Various Characters from Seinfeld

“Did I do that?” – Steve Urkel from Family Matters

“Resistance is futile.” – The Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation

“That’s all, folks!” – Porky Pig from Looney Tunes

“Victory is mine!” – Stewie Griffin from Family Guy

“Make it so.” – Captain Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation

“Oh my God! They killed Kenny!” – Kyle and Stan from South Park

“Cowabunga!” – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

“Live long and prosper.” – Mr. Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series

“Eh, what’s up, doc?” – Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes

“Hey, pretty mama.” – Johnny Bravo from Johnny Bravo

“Save the cheerleader, save the world.” – Hiro Nakamura from Heroes

“Thank you, come again.” – Apu from The Simpsons

“Hi-Yo Silver!” – The Lone Ranger

“To the Bat Cave!” – Batman

“The truth is out there.” – Mulder from The X-Files

“What you talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” – Arnold from Diff’rent Strokes

“You’re fired!” – The Apprentice

“You are the weakest link. Good-bye.” – Anne Robinson from The Weakest Link

“Go-go gadget…” – Inspector Gadget from Inspector Gadget

“You eediot!” – Ren from Ren and Stimpy

“You have entered – the Twilight Zone.” – Rod Serling from The Twilight Zone

“He likes it! Mikey likes it!” – Life Cereal Commercial

“Lucy, you’ve got some splainin’ to do!” – Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy

“Exterminate!” – The Daleks from Doctor Who

“Ay!” – Fonzie from Happy Days

“Giggity” – Quagmire from Family Guy

“How rude!” – Stephanie Tanner from Full House

“Let’s get dangerous.” – Darkwing Duck from Darkwing Duck

“Dy-no-myte!” – J.J. Evans from Good Times

“I have the power!” – He-man from He-Man: Masters of the Universe

“Would you do it for a Scooby snack?” – Scooby-Doo

“Who was that masked man?” – The Lone Ranger

“What you gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you?” – Hulk Hogan from WWE

“How you doin’?” – Joey Tribbiani from Friends

“It’s bigger on the inside.” – Doctor Who

“D’oh!” – Homer Simpson from The Simpsons

“Nanu, nanu.” – Mork and Mindy

“I pity the fool.” – Mr. T from The A-Team


Famous Catch Phrases from Movies


“This…is…Sparta!” – King Leonidas from 300

“Yeah, baby!” – Austin Powers from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

“Hey, I’m walking here!” – Ratso from Midnight Cowboy

“E.T. phone home.” – E.T. from E.T.: The Extraterrestrial

“Here’s Johnny!” – John Torrance from The Shining

“Hasta la vista, baby.” – The Terminator from Terminator 2

“Inconceivable!” – Vizzini from The Princess Bride

“This tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds.” Mission Impossible

“You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? –Well, do you, punk?” – Harry from Dirty Harry

“There’s no crying in baseball!” – Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own

“Hey, you guys!” – Sloth from The Goonies

“No, this is serious…I just sharted.” – Along Came Polly

“There can be only one.” – Connor McLeod from Highlander

“We’re on a mission from God.” – Elwood Blues from The Blues Brothers

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind

“Bangarang!” – The Lost Boys from Hook

“My precious…” – Gollum from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

“Show me the money!” – Jerry from Jerry Maguire

“You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” – Colonel Fessep from A Few Good Men

“Alrighty then.” – Ace Ventura from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

“I’m the dude, man.” – Jeff Lebowski from The Big Lebowski

“I love lamp.” – Brick from Anchorman

“Luke, I am your father.” – Darth Vader from Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride

“Run, Forrest, Run!” – Jenny from Forrest Gump

“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.” – Rick Blaine from Casablanca

“Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice!” – Lydia from Beetlejuice

“Adrian!” – Rocky Balboa from Rocky

“Feed me, Seymour!” – Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors

“Go ahead—make my day.” – Harry Callahan from Sudden Impact

“I’ll be back.” – The Terminator in Terminator 1 and 2

“I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” – Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz

“It’s clobberin’ time!” – The Thing from The Fantastic Four

“Wax on, wax off.” – Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid

“Say ‘hello’ to my little friend!” – Tony Montana from Scarface

“Life’s a garden, dig it?” – Joe Dirt from Joe Dirt

“Khaaan!” – Captain Kirk from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

“They’re here.” – Carole Anne from The Poltergeist

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” – Jaws

“Schwiiiing!” – Wayne and Garth from Wayne‘s World

“The numbers all go to eleven.” – Nigel from This is Spinal Tap